Renee Erickson

Renee Erickson


About Renee Erickson

Renee has been cooking in her own restaurants for over 15 years. In addition to her involvement with Sea Creatures, Renee owned the storied Boat Street Cafe in Seattle and Boat Street Pickles Company, sold at better grocery stores everywhere. Hailing from Woodinville, Washington, Renee is a Pacific Northwest native. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BFA and lives in Seattleʼs Ballard neighborhood with her husband Dan, and her dog, Arlo.


  • The 10 Best New Restaurants (Walrus & the Carpenter)
    GQ Magazine
  • The Most Important Restaurants in America
    Bon Appétit
  • Hot 10 Best New Restaurants in America
    Bon Appétit
  • Nominee for Best New Restaurant (The Whale Wins)
    James Beard Foundation
  • Nominee Best Chef: Northwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • 10 Best Restaurants (Boat Street Cafe)
    Seattle Metropolitan magazine
  • Best Bars (Walrus & the Carpenter)
    Seattle Metropolitan magazine
  • So Hot Right Now Award
    Eater Seattle
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Seattle

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Chicken liver mousse
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Seafood, Gastropub, Cocktail, Old Ballard
"The whole experience at Walrus is amazing. The space is beautiful. The mousse is seasoned well and comes with different accompaniments that change with the seasons. I tend to gravitate towards food that is simple and this is it. It's not simple in execution, but it's simple when it is presented on a plate. Make sure to call ahead and see if they are serving it that day. Editor's note: the menu changes frequently."
Menu Selection
$$$$, Reservations, Full Bar, Steakhouse, Downtown Seattle
"I just wanted to say thanks to the staff at @bateauseattle for a fantastic celebration for our wedding. It also helps to have awesome people dining with us. Great catching up with @bamepiphany and Forbes. So much food! Also, rubyrange ribeye smeared in bone marrow butter, Alaska spot prawns, sweetbreads, beef tartar, burger, French onion croquettes, and pinned aligot"